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Silver Bells (Christmas Carol Spotlight)
Each holiday season, representatives for charitable organizations stand in commercial districts and ring bells as they seek donations for the needy. Songwriting partners Jay Livingston and Ray Evans wrote a song in 1950 based on those department store Santas and Salvation Army volunteers and titled it “Tinkle Bells.” Livingston’s wife, Lynne, humorously suggested a new title so that the bells and song would not be associated with visiting the bathroom to “tinkle.” The writers quickly changed it to “Silver Bells,” which proved a much better fit. Holiday celebrants soon made “Silver Bells” a holiday standard.
“Silver Bells Lyrics”
Dressed in holiday style,
In the air there’s a
Feeling of Christmas.
Meeting smile after smile,
And on every street corner you’ll hear.
Silver bells, silver bells,
It’s Christmas time in the city.
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring,
Soon it will be Christmas day.
Strings of street lights,
Even stop lights,
Blink a bright red and green,
As the shoppers rush
Home with their treasures.
Hear the snow crunch,
See the kids bunch,
This is Santa’s big scene,
And above all this bustle
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Lyrics courtesy of LyricsforChristmas.com and article from Metro Creative. HL21A312
Christmas Carol Spotlights
Here are some Christmas Carols or Christmas music spotlights. Check them out!
- A-Z of Christmas Music
- Auld Lang Syne
- Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
- The Christmas Song
- Deck the Halls
- The First Noel
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
- I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
- It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
- Jingle Bell Rock
- Jingle Bells
- Let it Snow!
- Little Drummer Boy
- O Christmas Tree
- O Holy Night
- Silent Night
- Silver Bells
- There’ll be scary ghost stories
- We Wish You A Merry Christmas
- Winter Wonderland
Be sure to check out these Christmas Songs with Storied Past!
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